Greenbank High School

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Greenbank High School
Type Secondary Academy
Headteacher Mr I Raikes
Location Hastings Road
Hillside, Southport
Coordinates: 53°37′19″N 3°01′41″W / 53.622°N 3.028°W / 53.622; -3.028
DfE number ???/4109
DfE URN 104955 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 930
Gender Girls
Ages 11–16
Colours Green and Silver          
Website Greenbank High School

Greenbank High School is an all-girls secondary academy school located in Hillside, Southport, Merseyside, England. It was judged as an outstanding school by Ofsted in November 2010.


Greenbank does not have a sixth form, taking girls only from the ages of 11–16. The uniform is bottle green, and consists of a green jumper, a newly introduced striped white and green blouse, and a green skirt (or green formal trousers). It is an eco-school at Bronze Award level. The school has a Pupil Leadership Team and a school council. It also has an Interact group that help raise money for charities at home and abroad.

It is situated on the west side of the A565, east of the Royal Birkdale Golf Club and next to Hillside railway station.


Grammar school[edit]

It was known as High School for Girls, a grammar school, administered by the County Borough of Southport. It had around 650 girls in the early 1960s, 800 by the late 1960s, and 850 in the 1970s. It had moved into new buildings in 1958.


It became a girls' comprehensive for ages 11–16 in 1978, with the last sixth form leaving in 1980.

Greenbank was the first Specialist school to be designated in Sefton, and one of the earliest schools in the UK to be designated with a specialism in Modern Foreign Languages. Today it teaches (French and Spanish) to all KS3 pupils, and all pupils study at least one language to GCSE level. Other languages taught include German, Russian and Mandarin Chinese.

The school has a sports hall, gymnasium, fitness room, floodlit all-weather pitch, playing fields and recently refurbished changing facilities.


On 1 November 2011, Greenbank High School formally gained academy status.


Academic performance[edit]

2010 results 93% achieved 5 or more passes A*-C with 69% achieving five or more passes A*-C including Mathematics and English. Thirteen pupils gained straight A* and A grades in 10 or more subjects. In addition, 75% of the girls achieved at least A*-C in a Modern Foreign Language.

Notable former pupils[edit]

High School for Girls[edit]


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